Economic Indicators
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U.S. stocks rose, sending the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index to a record, after Macy’s Inc. jumped on better-than-estimated earnings and investors weighed the strength of the economy to assess when the Federal Reserve may scale back stimulus. more
American assembly lines churned out more cars, electronics and furniture in November, showing manufacturing will help the world’s largest economy strengthen in 2014. more
In a Gallup ranking of U.S. states by employees’ perception of job creation at their workplaces, Rhode Island ranked last, replacing Maine as the state with the lowest Job Creation Index in 2013. more
Manufacturing unexpectedly accelerated in November at the fastest pace in more than two years, pointing to a pickup in business spending that will help propel the U.S. economy in early 2014. more
Rhode Island’s average unemployment rate for 2013 was 9.5 percent, according to revised data released by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training on Thursday. The yearly average came in eight-tenths of a percentage point lower than 2012’s average of 10.3 percent. more
The cost of a gallon of self-serve, unleaded regular gasoline increased over the last week in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts, the fourth week in a row that fuel prices went up, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
An index of Rhode Island’s leading economic indicators produced by Providence Business News and e-forecasting.com rose 1 percent in October to 123.9 from 122.7 in September. more
Job openings in the U.S. climbed to a five-year high in September, indicating employers were confident about demand before the federal government shutdown. more
For the second week in a row, the price of gasoline fell in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts, according to AAA Southern New England. more
The Consumer Price Index in the Northeast rose 0.7 percent over the last 12 months to a non-seasonally adjusted 249.3 in October, according to a report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
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